Today was a very special day: Kitt finished her hat that needed to be felted. She and I wove in a few loose ends – and the masterpiece was ready to go into the hot washing machine to be felted . . . when two ladies showed up at the front door wanting a tour of the alpacas.
I made them wait because Kitt and I were on a mission. A little soap, the top loading machine set at hot wash, cold rinse, small load, the hat in a lingerie bag (to keep the lint at bay) and an old towel tossed in –
The machine did its thing while I was giving a tour.
As if on cue, the wash was done when the visitors were ready to browse the alpaca store.
I took the felted hat out of the bag, stretched it a little and Kitt tried it on. It was a little tight. I retrieved my trusty decorative flower pot (see part of it on the table in picture 1) and forced the hat over it. After a few minutes, I took it off, asked Kitt to put it on, and voila! Perfect fit! I suggested she wear it home and then let it dry completely. She was concerned what the Walmart shoppers might think.
Don’t you agree it turned out great?
Any time you are ready to create such a masterpiece – come join the knitting group – 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.